Linux Containers (LXC) is a userspace interface for operating system-level virtualization features in the mainline Linux kernel, such as kernel namespaces and control groups (cgroups). These allow multiple distinct user space instances to be run on a single kernel.

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What is the correct way to start a container with a given command?

I want to create a set of containers for simulating network traffic. Inside each of the containers, I would like to set a different network delay. Right now I am doing it manually using this command, ...
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docker - how to run x desktop in a container?

I'm trying to set up my Linux machine to run multiple guest OSes, one of those being a Windows VM, and another a Linux container. The goal here is to prevent me from messing up the host system, while ...
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LXC external IP configuration for containers

I rent a dedicated server and want to use LXC instead of KVM. I want to buy IPs for every single container. For now i have two external IPs: 193.X.X.30/32 213.X.X.31/32 I prefer a routing solution ...
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Is possible to have full guest system under host installed via DebootstrapChroot?

My goal is installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS under Debian 7 wheezy with full GNOME Desktop. I know I can use use tools like VirtualBox etc. but it seems like overhead. To be more precise under this Ubuntu ...
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How can I list all connections to my host, including those to LXC guests?

I tried both netstat and lsof, but it appears it's not possible to see the connections to my LXC guests. Is there a way to achieve this ... for all guests at once? Essentially what throws me off ...
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How would I get the preprocessed configuration of an LXC guest?

So LXC is installed, guests configured and working, but how would I extract information from the effective LXC configuration of a single guest? Now the naive approach is obvious. Take the output of ...
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A way to set parameters in the LXC parent cgroups

So I have LXC installed, guest containers configured and all. The LXC containers each go into their own submodule (in cgroup parlance) and each are configured with cpu.shares and also the memory ...
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Noninteractive script running over ssh is interrupted as apt-get finishes

When I run the following non interactive script on Ubuntu Server 13.04 it's interrupted when lxc-docker package finishes installation. Script : ssh -o StrictHostKeychecking=no -t -t -i $CERT ...
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Linux LXC vs FreeBSD jail

Are there any notable differences between LXC (Linux containers) and FreeBSD's jails in terms of security, stability & performance? On first look, both approaches look very similar.
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User permissions inside and outside of LXC containers?

I'm running some services inside of Docker LXC containers on my server and I'm beginning to actually do serious things with them. One thing I'm not clear on is how user permissions work inside and ...
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What is an unprivileged LXC container?

What does it mean if a Linux container (LXC container) is called "unprivileged"?
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Can't connect to the sshd in my unprivileged LXC guest. What to do?

So you configured your unprivileged LXC guest, by defining lxc.id_map = u 0 1000000000 10000 lxc.id_map = g 0 1000000000 10000 and of course assigning those subordinate UID/GID ranges to an ...
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How to install graphic capabilities to CoreOs?

I would like to install CoreOs as a base on my desktop machine. Then, I could launch some containers, with eventualy a graphical environnement. So I have to add all the graphic stack: GPU drivers, ...
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How do I conserve the userns UID/GID mappings when archiving an LXC guest?

I'd like to archive an existing LXC container that has been configured to run as unprivileged LXC container (see this question). How can I conserve all the file system meta-data that is used to store ...
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How to create a module that can maintain containers for applications? [migrated]

I am trying to implement a module for the kernel that implements page coloring. And now I want to add new features that assign some colors to N linux containers. My question is whether it is possible ...
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Can I use LXC library in my c program?

Currently, I am designing a c program that will create multiple container and put different applications into them separately to achieve isolation. Is it possible to leverage LXC library to it? I ...
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How to ssh between lxc containers

I have an Ubuntu host running Ubuntu lxc containers. Whenever I try to ssh between containers, I get: root@master02:~# ssh root@slave01 -vvv OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 debug1: Reading ...
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Linux Container LXC Intra Host Networking Issues

I have a problem that I cannot seem to resolve. I have two hosts M and N. A container in host M can ping the gateway, its host and all containers in Host N but cannot ping any co-hosted container in ...
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Host system keyboard layout changes when starting LXC container

I successfully created an archlinux container on an archlinux host with lxc. However, whenever I start a container via lxc-start -n GUESTNAME the keyboard layout changes to the default ...
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Making Ubuntu programs available to fedora through “chroot”

I have Fedora and Ubuntu installed on different partitions on my system. Now i want to make programs such as "adobe reader" or "kerio-control-vpnclient-8.4.2-2869-linux" available to fedora. those ...
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Virtualization on Intel Edison

I want to do virtualization on the Edison. (Edison has vt-x.) On Yocto linux there isn't anything in the repo that is useful. On Ubilinux there is KVM but there is no kernel module in aptitude package ...
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Installing MongoDB in Ubuntu LXC Container. Fails with 'invoke-rc.d: initscript mongod, action “start” failed.'

I can't manage to install mongodb in a Ubuntu LXC container. I've set-up the Ubuntu 14.10 host by following these instructions: https://linuxcontainers.org/lxc/getting-started/ lxc-create --version ...
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how to mount samba dir into lxc container

I want to have access to samba dir inside lxc container. I found, that i can't mount directly, but have to mount samba to host, than use bind mount in container's config. I add ...
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Why doesn't docker container start at boot w/ upstart script on Ubuntu 12.04?

Using instructions for Docker auto-start on Linode VPS running Ubuntu 12.04 and Docker 0.8.1, the specified container does not start on reboot. Once booted, I am able to ~$ sudo start [service-name] ...
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“failed to attach 'veth87VSIJ' to the bridge 'virbr0': No such device”

I am using Fedora 20 in a VM and trying to learn to use containers. I have created a container but can't start it. Here is the terminal output: [root@localhost home]# lxc-start -n test lxc-start: ...
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Moving LXC container's backing storage

I have a bunch of LXC containers running on a machine. All of them have their rootfs in the default location /var/lib/lxc/*/rootfs. This directory lives on a rather small partition on the host. I have ...
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No qemu-debootstrap in Arch Linux

I just installed lxc in Arch Linux, but the qemu-debootstrap binary seems missing, This command sudo lxc-create -n test -t ubuntu -P /run/shm/1 complains about that. I couldn't find it with either ...
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userns container fails to start, how to track down the reason?

When creating a userns (unprivileged) LXC container on Ubuntu 14.04 with the following command line: lxc-create -n test1 -t download -- -d $(lsb_release -si|tr 'A-Z' 'a-z') -r $(lsb_release -sc) -a ...
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How do I edit files in LXC?

I have a Centos 6.6 running on lxc. I would like to edit files using Sublime or Gedit but not as a root user. Presently I do a gksudo editor and then open rootfs folder. Is there a better way of doing ...
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Setup public IP address on LXC container

Can anyone tell me how to setup a network interface for each LXC container so that each container can have its own dedicated IP address? Here's what the /etc/network/interfaces file on my host node ...
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How to make a local template for a linux container and point to that

I am a newbie to the world of Linux Containers. I looked at quite a few webpages, wikipedia and checked out the questions at stackexchange but without any answers. Maybe my 'keyword fu' is not strong ...
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Do I need systemd-logind service on server?

I'm setting up debian 8 lxc container on debian 8. And I see a lot of: [FAILED] Failed to start Login Service. See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details. when the container starts. ...
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SquashFS image as rootfs in LXC

Is it possible to use a SquashFS filesystem as an LXC rootfs? I can mount an ext3 image as a rootfs just by setting lxc.rootfs to the filename, but if it's any other type of image, lxc-start just says ...
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lxc: running virtualbox inside a container

I've install virtualbox inside an lxc container. However when I try to start a VM I get the message: kernel driver not accessible (rc=1909) ....permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. This obviously ...
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Installing Java JDK in busybox in an LXC container - java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/Object

In a web application I'm developing, users will be able to upload java code and I will need to compile and run that. For security reasons, I'd like to that inside an LXC container, and for footprint ...
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Shorewall on router keeps blocking apt-get update on virtual guest

I have a dual-IP LXC server with several unprivileged containers configured for three users. Each user has his own bridge: lxcbr0, lxcbr1 and lxcbr2. For efficiency, the host runs apt-cacher-ng. Each ...
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How to create user cgroups with systemd

I use unprivileged lxc containers in Arch Linux. Here are the basic system infos: [chb@conventiont ~]$ uname -a Linux conventiont 3.17.4-Chb #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 28 12:39:54 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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Snapshotting a Linux container in Debian

I know that the command $ lxc-snapshot exists somewhere, but it seems that it's not available on Debian? Forgive my Linux ignorance - but how do I get a hold of this capability? Is there an ...
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What are benefits and downsides of unprivileged containers?

The technical explanation of what is unprivileged container is quite good. However, it is not for ordinary PC user. Is there a simple answer when and why people should use unpriviliged containers, and ...
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How to setup unprivileged LXC container without reboot?

I am writing some bootstrapping scripts, and I can't get usermode LXC containers working on vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 headless without a reboot. Here is what i do. First, I download and install Ubuntu ...
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Debian - System (audio) Settings breaking when starting/stopping LXC

I'm rather new to Linux, recently having to start using it to make something for work (controlling Linux Containers). I'm on debian: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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How can i add network interface to LXC Container

I have a question about Network Interfaces in LXC container: In my container,I have by default these interfaces: ubuntu@u5:~$ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:3e:b7:de:91 ...
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Migrate an unprivileged LXC container between users

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server installation which acts as an LXC host. It has two users: user1 and user2. user1 owns an unprivileged LXC container, which uses a directory (inside ...
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Subordinate GIDs/UIDs with LXC and userns for unprivileged user?

When using userns (via LXC in my case), you assign a range of subordinate GIDs and UIDs to an unprivileged user. See for resources: subuid(5), subgid(5), newuidmap(1), newgidmap(1), ...
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lxc-start: No cgroup mounted on the system

Trying to start a Linux container, I get the following: lxc-start: No cgroup mounted on the system OS is Debian 7.
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cgroups: blkio.weight doesn't seem to have the expected effect

I've got 2 LXC containers with these cgroup settings: lxc.cgroup.blkio.weight = 200 lxc.cgroup.cpu.shares = 200 and lxc.cgroup.blkio.weight = 800 lxc.cgroup.cpu.shares = 800 I have verified in ...
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How can I assign an elastic ip to a container running in ubuntu on AWS?

I have been trying to find a way to have multiple servers running on one ec2 instance with each server having a public static ip addresses. I haven't found anything that would help me solve this ...
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How can I use Skype with lxc?

Under Scientific-linux? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC I just want to separate Skype, because I don't trust it. We are using it only to call/chat with people, no file transfers!
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What is a Linux container and a Linux hypervisor?

I looked at the stackexchange site but couldn't find anything. I looked at the wikipedia entry on Linux container https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC and as well as hypervisor ...
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Could I install both Docker and LXC on the same linux box?

Docker and LXC both has it pros and cons. For instance, LXC could run properly with traditional init service or process but docker couldn't (at this moment).